Evening Classes and Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Evening Classes and Adult Education in Gloucestershire provide further learning opportunities for residents of the Gloucestershire community. Courses provide learning and skills focused on supporting career progression, employability and job skills or to progress to further learning.

Discover a fascinating hobby or interest, develop skills to move on at work, or start training for a whole new career – it is never too late to further your education and there are lots of opportunities to learn and develop your skills.

By taking an Evening Class or Adult Education course in Gloucestershire you will:

·         Learn on your doorstep at locations in your community or learn from the comfort of your own home, depending on the class or course you choose.

·         Boost your career with qualifications across a range of professions, increase your knowledge in your current career or start working towards a whole new career – the options are endless!

·         Pick up new talents and meet people in your community with similar interests.

Why study in Gloucestershire?

A historic inland port on the River Severn, Gloucester is at the entrance to England’s West Country on the cusp of the Cotswolds and the magnificent Forest of Dean.

Gloucestershire is packed full of rolling, green landscapes, stately homes and elegant spa and market towns. This county also has a lively sporting calendar with high-end horse races, county cricket and even the annual Double Gloucester cheese rolling event.

After the war, Gloucester had a blossoming aerospace sector, and you can view a rare collection of planes made by the Gloster Aircraft Company at the Jet Age Museum.

Top places to visit in Gloucestershire include Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Docks, Sharpness Canal, Blackfriars, Museum of Gloucester, Highnam Court Gardens and the Jet Age Museum.

The Royal Agricultural University is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has four separate schools hosting undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation courses in agriculture, business, equine and real estate & land management.

Established in 1845, it was the first agricultural college in the English-speaking world. The university provides more than 30 land-based undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to students from over 45 countries through the School of Agriculture, the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, the School of Equine and the School of Real Estate and Land Management.

Where can I study in Gloucestershire?

  • The University of Gloucestershire
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Hartpury College
  • Gloucestershire College

For a full list of possible classes and courses, you can visit our website and enquire or even book courses that appeal to you.  Visit Whichcollege.ie to search universities, colleges or institutes taking admissions in your area now!

Facts about Gloucestershire

·         Sharpness Canal Opened in 1827, this 16.5-mile canal cuts across a loop in the River Severn between Gloucester in the north and Sharpness in the south. When it was completed it was the broadest and the deepest canal in the world, allowing far larger ships to visit Gloucester’s docks than had been possible on this difficult stretch of the river.

·         The Cotswolds’ local sheep, known as ‘The Cotswold Lion’, once provided wool for half of England’s cloth. By the end of WW1, only a few flocks of the Cotswold Lion remained and it became a rare breed, but thanks to conservationists, there are now more than 50 flocks.

·         Edwin Budding, from Stroud, invented the very first lawnmower, with some of the early machines on display in The Museum in the Park.

·         The biggest ice cream factory in the UK is the Walls factory in Gloucester.

·         The Cheltenham Flyer was the first train in the world to be scheduled to run at 70mph, achieving the feat in September 1932.

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